UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2002
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer is so spiced, it masks all beery flavors. It’s essentially like liquifying a gingerbread man and drinking it.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice looking ale with the scent of cinnamon potpourri. Mildly artificial taste but decent nevertheless.
aracauna (3046) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red brown, bright. Ok head. Aroma is lemon pepper and mild pumpkin spices. Flavor is mild spices with sweet malt. It’s far from over spiced, but lacks a bit of fullness in the flavor for a good winter.
jbak (111) - Torrington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice crystal clear copper color. Smells of nutmeg, ginger and a hint of cinnamon. Very spicey taste with nutmeg and cinnamon dominating, not enough malt presence. Very thin head and body. The spices are a little much but overall a very tasty holiday brew.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is mostly nutmeg and cinnamon with a slight malt aroma present. Spicy flavor of nutmeg and cinnamon that is in good balance with the hops and malts. The spices do dominate, but are not too much.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a slightly cloudy amber color and smells like a ginger bread. The smell continues into the taste and finishes with moderate bitterness. Overall not too bad as the taste is not too strong of spice. It is a good fall/winter beer.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The best part about this beer is the aroma. That is mostly due to the fact that I like cinnamon and nutmeg. However, the taste of these spices and beer should not mix together quite so strongly. An interesting beer to try once, but there are better beers out there.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - NOV 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2002 batch.very heavily spiced beer. nutmeg flavor is very distinct.
gingerbnread in a bottle.
SeanHolland99 (5) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love this beer! Can’t get enough of it! I know that spiced beers turn off a lot of craft brew purists but, this is a very smooth brew with a delightful cinnimon sensation to it. I offer it to my patrons as "Christmas in a glass!" This is a truly great beer to warm you through the winter months though, I recomend finding it on tap in order to fully appreciate it.
hopscotch (8863) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2004 I just tried the 2002. Just as good as last year’s batch.
This beer rocks. The commercial description and descriptions of other members will have to suffice as I did not take notes while getting ripped on this stuff at a friend’s house last November, 2001. However, the aroma and flavor are divine. This Winter Warmer will not disappoint. Happy Holidays.